Kohayagawa-ke no aki (The End of Summer) (Early Autumn)
Kohayagawa-ke no aki (The End of Summer) (Early Autumn) (1961)

The highly accomplished Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu demonstrates his stylistic touch for deceptive simplicity, rapier wit, and nuances of melancholy in this well-wrought drama about a man in the declining years of his life. Manbei… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a lovingly bittersweet tale with bursts of great joy mixed with sadness.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The arc of the film follows the arc of Ozu's career, or really the arc of life itself.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The deft blending of comedy and tragedy.

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Keiko Aya
God i love Yasujiro Ozu's films and he is one of my top 10 directors for sure. This film demonstrates his stylistic touch for deceptive simplicity, rapier… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The End of the Summer," Kohayagawa(Ganjiro Nakamura) is a retired widower who spends most of his time with his old mistress… More
danny d
ozu's next to last film is strikingly similar in theme and tone to his masterpiece tokyo story, and its almost as beautiful. the film is definitely… More
Eric Broome
"The End of Summer" earns three stars mostly for academic respect -- my personal enjoyment rates lower. Arguably, the story includes just one major… More